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Performance Skills 1 FPB130

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This unit is a practical exploration of contemporary performance methods, with a focus on developing physical and vocal skills, the ability to interpret a text for performance, and autonomous rehearsal practice. You will learn safe working practices for vocal and physical work. You will investigate the potential of body and voice in a range of performance spaces and situations. The unit will culminate in the creation of collaborative performances, which present the embodied knowledges developed over the semester.


Unit name Performance Skills 1
Unit code FPB130
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Theatre
Coordinator Doctor Jane Woollard
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse and describe use of theatrical elements in performance, in formal and reflective writing, discussion and feedback.
  • Apply foundational performance skills of vocal production and physical expressiveness.
  • Interpret and prepare a text for performance.
  • Work collaboratively, constructively, and respectfully with peers and staff through workshops, rehearsal and performances.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
100103 $1,118.00 $957.00 not applicable $2,695.00

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Teaching Pattern

On campus (Hobart and Launceston)

Weekly workshop (2 hrs)

In addition:  Online activities and content (1 hr) ( 2 hrs) (5 hours total weekly).

AssessmentTask 1: Work in Progress performance (20%)|Task 4: Critical Reviews (20%)|Task 2: Short Performance A (30%)|Task 3: Short Performance B (30%)
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